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    Dougherty Valley High School



    DVHS Virtual wellness center

    CC Crisis Center

    Contra Costa Crisis Center:
    Available  24/7
    Crisis & Suicide:  
    or text HOPE to 20121

    Need a work permit?

    Please email Norma Oslund for information on obtaining a work permit.

    Student parking permits

    Street Smarts

    A new permit must be purchased each school year in order to park in any of the school’s parking lots.  Purchasing the permit requires 3 steps: 

    1.  Completion of the free two-hour California Highway Patrol Start Smart traffic safety class by student and their parent/guardian.

    2.  Complete and submit the Parking Permit form.

    3.  Purchase the permit in the Webstore.  Cost for the 2019-2020 permit is $100.

    The Start Smart presentations will start in August for parking pass eligibility in the 2019/20 school year and beyond. At this class, officers from the California Highway Patrol will discuss traffic avoidance techniques, collision causing factors, driver/parent responsibilities and seat belt usage. All SRVUSD comprehensive high schools will offer 2-3 free classes each year that are open to anyone. The class must only be taken once during a student’s high school career and must be taken at a SRVUSD High School location.  Reservations are required.  

    WASC Self Study

    Click HERE to read the DVHS WASC Self-Study Report. 

    Senior portraits

    Call Studio One Photography at 925-361-0430 and arrange for your senior portrait session. More information is available at the Studio One website.  

    studio one photography

    2019-2020 Yearbook pickup begins October 28

    Distribution of the DVHS 2019-2020 Yearbook will begin Wednesday, Oct. 28 in The Commons.  A special block of time (10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) is reserved for 2020 grads only to pick up their yearbooks; after 1:30 p.m. anyone who purchased a 19-20 yearbook may pick up.  Please follow all signs and safety precautions, including wearing a mask and maintaining 6 feet of separation.  The pick-up process (entry into the courtyard, spacing around the outer walkways, etc.) is the same set-up as was used for textbook pickup earlier this year.

    In order to receive your yearbook, your photo ID (preferably your DVHS student ID) and DVHS student number is required.  If a parent will be picking up their student's book, the parent needs their own photo ID and their student's ID number.

    We will email parents of the Class of 2020 to let them know pickup details.  If you are in touch with any families with students that were in grades 9-12 at DVHS last year but have since left the area, please help us spread the word that the yearbooks will be distributed beginning October 28.  If they have someone in the area who can pick up their yearbook, this form must be filled out for us to release their yearbook to the designated person.  Thanks!

    Current bell schedule 

    Please review the revised remote learning bell schedule.  This new schedule was ratified by SRVEA and took effect Monday, October 12. 

    Have you picked up your textbooks & auxiliary materials?

    If you completed an online textbook request, an email was sent to your dh.student account, as well as to your parents'emails, to alert you that it's ready for pickup.  There are still many unclaimed books in the office and the deadline for pickup is approaching.  Textbooks not picked up from the front office by Monday, Oct. 12 will be returned to the textbook room. 

    If your teacher asked you to retrieve classroom auxiliary materials from the front office, they will be available through Oct. 12.  After that date, you will need to contact your teacher to coordinate a pick-up date/time.

    PSAT/SAT/ACT/AP Testing

    This is the information currently available for student testing.

    PSAT:  The decision regarding administration of the PSAT is pending from the SRVUSD Board of Trustees.

    SAT: SRVUSD seniors who registered for the SAT exam on October 27 will receive a communication from their school site with testing logistics information. 

    • Registered students need to report to your school site at 9 a.m. on 10/27 

    • The doors will close at 9:30 a.m. 

    • Students taking the test will receive an excused absence 

    • For the safety of everyone involved, every student must perform a self health assessment on the morning of October 27th, prior to going to the school site to test.

     ACT:  The SRVUSD has arranged to administer the ACT to SRVUSD 12th grade students on one of our high school campuses. This exam is exclusively for SRVUSD 12th grade students.

    Registration Information:

    • Fill out this Google Form no later than October 29 in order to receive a specific SRVUSD test center registration code

    • October 30: SRVUSD will email a specific SRVUSD test center registration code to all SRVUSD 12th grade students who signed up to take the test 

    • October 30 - November 6: Use the code that was sent to register for the SRVUSD ACT administration 

    Advanced Placement (AP): Please see the Advanced Placement page.

    checking student grades & assignments 

    Parent access to student grades and assignments is an integral part of the educational experience for many of our families, especially during this period of remote learning.  We want you to know where to go for information and how to communicate with your student's teachers.

    Posting and distributing of assignments:  Google Classroom Guardian summaries

    Turning in work:  Google classroom

    Individual assignment score reporting:  Please click on the School Loop icon in the blue bar directly under the homepage main photo or click on the link in the "Quicklinks" section immediately to the right of this column.  We will use School Loop to report grades on specific assignments, but will NOT be utilizing Loop Mail.  Parents of freshmen and new students in grades 10-12 will need to create a new School Loop account, even if you used School Loop as a middle school parent.  Accounts do not roll from middle school to high school.  In coordination with the San Ramon Valley Education Association (SRVEA), the estimated completion date of training all teachers and importing all grades into School Loop is September 16.  

    Grade reporting:  Infinite Campus is where to check grades at the end of a reporting period.  Details of individual assignments will NOT be posted here. You can also see your child's schedule in Infinite Campus.  

    Email:  You can communicate with your child's teachers using their email address.  

    Are you missing a textbook or did you miss textbook pick-up Days?

    If you missed textbook pickup days or were not able to collect a required text for a class or classes, please fill out this form as soon as possible so that we can know the textbooks we need to gather.  Students will need to be logged into their DVHS school account to access the form.  PLEASE NOTE:  This is for REQUIRED textbooks only and for classes you are CURRENTLY enrolled in, not classes you're hoping to add to your schedule.

    Attendance guidelines

    Attendance guidelines remain the same for this remote learning period.  It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to correct all absences with the attendance office within two (2) school days.  Failure to do so will result in a CUT for each absence.   Please see our attendance policy for full details.

    New student enrollment and registration

    If you are a new family in SRVUSD, you can access the enrollment process at the SRVUSD enrollment website.  Please note that you must be a current resident in the SRVUSD school boundaries and provide proof of residency prior to enrollment approval.  Students younger than 18 must have a parent or legal guardian complete the enrollment process.  Please view this checklist to aid in your enrollment process.  

    If you missed the DVHS Counseling Department grade-specific presentations about scheduling, academic planning, and other counseling related topics, their presentation is available on the left side of the Counseling home page.

    Dear Dougherty Valley High School Families,

    As our community grows, our goals are to continue positive "Safety Efforts" and to adhere to civic codes.  Please Review the following Safety Rules:

    BY-LAW:  Fire Lanes Must Be Clear At All Times.  Not to be used for pick-up or drop-off.  This is considered a civil code violation.


    • MUST WALK THEIR BIKES while on campus.
    • Bicyclists should not ride on sidewalks, or weave in between cars.  Bicycles must be locked up in the designated bike rack areas.


    • Are not to be ridden on campus.
    • Skateboard Racks are available in the Bike Corral located behind the Career Tech.


    • We have closed off the parking lot under the solar panels to all drop-off traffic. ONLY VEHICLES DISPLAYING A CURRENT PARKING PASS, or those individuals needing to park and visit the office will be allowed to enter this area.
    • Visitor spots are located in the 3rd row of the lot.
    • If you are DROPPING A STUDENT OFF and not parking, please enter the school at the driveway marked with a "D" in the diagram below.  All drop-off traffic will be routed to the drop-off loop, which has been designed to handle a large volume of vehicles in a short amount of time.  Vehicles that are dropping off a student must be in the far right lane of the drop-off loop.  Students may not exit vehicles that are in the center or left lanes of the drop-off loop
    • Students and others who are parking should enter the school at the signal at the intersection of Albion Way and Arrowfield Way, which is marked with a "P" in the diagram.
    • Additionally, parents and students should not be using the fire lane along side the Performing Arts Center.  This fire lane is meant for emergency vehicles and staff vehicles to access the rear parking lot.  Please refrain from entering the fire lane designated with an "S" in the diagram below.

    *Please see parking lot diagram below.

    Key to diagram:  V=visitor  P=parking  S=students  D=direction


    • Pedestrians should always use a crosswalk to cross streets and driveways.
    • Students should remove headphones and listen and look both ways before crossing streets.
    • Vehicles should follow all posted traffic rules, including speed limits, no cell phones, and turning prohibitions.  PEDESTRIANS Always have the right of way.
    • U-Turns are illegal on Albion Way.  The San Ramon Police Department has assured the school that they will be patrolling this area more heavily as we implement these changes.
    • Pedestrians ALWAYS need to wait when you SEE THE "RED HAND" Flashing.

    Our main goal is to ensure safe travel for students to school each day whether that be on foot, by car or via bicycle.  THANK YOU for your attention to these details as you visit Dougherty Valley High School.  Have a wonderful day and Happy New Year!

    Dear Wildcat Families,

    Welcome to a new school year and to our unique community of collaboration between parents, administrators, teachers and students.  Our high school is not only one of the top high schools in California but also ranked in the top 50 high schools in the United States!!

    These accolades don’t just happen by themselves.  Not only is this tremendous success due to the extraordinary work by the administration, teachers, staff and students, but also the continued support of you, the DVHS community.  We have a long tradition within the Dougherty Valley of supporting our schools by donating to our school education funds.  This continued support at DVHS is one of the reasons that our school is continually recognized as one of the best.

    The DVHS Education Fund has three main purposes:

    •    Reduce Class Sizes:  First, we reduce core academic class sizes (english, math, science) for all grades by paying for additional class sections — more classes = less students in a classroom.

    •    Classroom Supplies:  Second, we will, once again, cover the cost of all donated classroom supplies for every student.  To put it simply, you will not be asked at registration or receive a letter from your student’s teachers asking for a check to cover the cost of needed classroom supplies.

    •    Large Capital Purchases:  Third, goals that support our school and all students include:

    •    Increasing donations to make large capital expenditures to replace aging equipment.

    •    Bolstering the engineering and science departments by providing new equipment and technology,

    •    Growing the fine arts department by providing additional equipment and supplies.

    To succeed, we are asking every family to contribute $465 per student or $800 per family.  If you’re able to give more, additional contributions are always welcome, but contributions of ANY amount are gratefully received.  As the DVHS Education Fund benefits every student, we urge every family to give something - even if you presently are not able to give the full amount. 


    Essential fundraising for 2020-21


    Even with the uncertainty of what this school year holds, we have committed to fund 30 classroom sections (at a cost of $357,000) and to continue our plan to replace all the aging overhead projectors at an annual cost of $34,000. 

    Your annual donation at registration is vital because there are no ED Fund fundraisers throughout the year. A suggested donation is $465 per student/$800 per family. However, any amount that families can donate is greatly appreciated and will help us meet our annual goal.

    Because of the generosity of our parent community, we continue to have the top school in the area and attract the best and brightest.

    Thank you so much for your current and future support.


    Where your money was spent 2019-20



    Last year we were able to fund a total of 29 classroom sections - reducing the number of students in core academic classes (English, Math, Science and Social Studies). This allowed for smaller classes and for students to be able to take a 7 period day.

    It is important to note that, once again, parents were not asked by their student's teachers for additional funds to cover necessary classroom supplies. The Ed Fund was able to cover the cost of all supplies needed by teachers to teach the curriculum they planned last year.

    The 2019-20 Major disbursements included:

    •    $324,104 for classroom sections

    •    $70,000 for classroom supplies

    •    $40,000 for Library furniture


    You can make your annual donation several ways:

    1.      Go to and in the “quick links” section in the upper left hand corner, click on “webstore” and then select “wildcat days registration”.  Choose one of the Education Fund options depending on the amount of your donation.

    2.     Pay your donation via credit card at the DVHS Ed Fund table during Wildcat Days Registration (we gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, AmEx and Discover cards)

    3.     Pay via check (made payable to DVHS Education Fund) at the DVHS Ed Fund table during Wildcat Days Registration

    Mindful of the demands on your time and your wallet, the annual donation drive during the Wildcat Days registration is the ONLY fundraiser we hold. We do not hold an auction, car wash, cookie dough sale or any other fundraisers during the year.  So your support at registration is critical to fulfilling our goals.

    Thank you so much for your continued support.  I am looking forward to another amazing school year.


    Dharmesh Mistry

    President, DVHS Education Fund

    What is your passion? What do you want to do for a career? Do you know what it means to be College and Career Ready? Can you have a successful career without college? Find the answers to all of these questions and more on our district College and Career Readiness webpage. You will also find information on Career Technology Education (CTE) and CollegeConnect programs.

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    About Our School

    About Us

    goldWascGold RibbonWelcome to Dougherty Valley High School (DVHS) , where we are in our twelfth  year of traditions in excellence.  School construction of this newest high school in the district was funded by Shapell Industries of Northern California, and Windemere BLC, the two home builders involved in development of the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon.

    We opened our school in 2007 with grades 9 and 10 and transitioned to a comprehensive, 4-year high school with an enrollment of approximately 3,300. Dougherty Valley High School offers students a challenging and rigorous standards-based curriculum and high expectations. Students and parents are encouraged to participate in the excellent program opportunities available.